from module import * using __import__?

Thomas Jollans t at jollybox.de
Tue Jul 5 16:35:27 CEST 2011


On 07/02/2011 09:52 PM, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> 
> Is there a decent way of running "from <variable> import *"?  Perhaps
> using __import__?
> 
> Does it mean using the copy module or adding an element to globals()
> somehow?

Yes, exactly. That's what `from x import *` does: Get the module, and
then add all members to the global namespace.

def import_all_from (module_name):
    mod = __import__(module_name)
    for member_name in dir(mod):
        globals()[member_name] = getattr(mod, member_name)

Of course, don't do this, do what Gabriel said.

-T



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